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Centre approves road connectivity project for naxal affected areas

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved centrally sponsored road connectivity project for Left Wing Extremism, LWE affected areas to improve rural road connectivity. The project aims to provide connectivity with culverts and cross drainage structures in 44 worst left wing affected and adjoining districts. It will be implemented as a vertical under Prime Minister … Continue reading Centre approves road connectivity project for naxal affected areas

Deadline for cable TV digitization extended till 31st March

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to extend the cut-off date for Phase IV of Cable TV Digitization to 31st March, 2017. The decision is taken due to uncertainty in the market in view of pending court cases and unsatisfactory progress of installation of Set Top Boxes in Phase IV areas. Digitization in … Continue reading Deadline for cable TV digitization extended till 31st March

Cabinet approves creation of Índian Enterprise Development Services

The Cabinet today gave its approval to the Cadre review and formation of a new service in the name of Índian Enterprise Development Services (IEDS) in the Office of Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). The creation of the new cadre and change in structure will not only strengthen the … Continue reading Cabinet approves creation of Índian Enterprise Development Services

CCEA approves doubling of Rajpura-Bhatinda railway line

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for doubling of Rajpura-Bhatinda railway line at an estimated cost of 1,251 crore rupees and expected completion cost of 1,465 crore rupees. The 172.64 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years. The doubling … Continue reading CCEA approves doubling of Rajpura-Bhatinda railway line

S K Sinha is new Special Director in IB

New Delhi: The government today approved the promotion of senior IPS officer SK Sinha as the Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB), a statement said here. Mr Sinha is a 1983 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Bihar cadre. He is presently posted as Additional Director in the IB.

Govt to deploy 600 young professionals to boost Swachh Bharat

Government will deploy 600 young professionals or Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks (ZSBPs) across the country, one in each district, to boost Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. These professionals will be geared to strengthen capacities at the district level, and provide them technical and management support, as they continue to make strides towards becoming Open Defecation Free. Union … Continue reading Govt to deploy 600 young professionals to boost Swachh Bharat

Old Rs 500 Notes acceptable till today: Govt

People can use old 500 rupee notes for paying utility bills or buying medicines till midnight tonight. In a tweet, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said, exemptions for use of old 500 rupee notes will end on the midnight of 15th December. He clarified that sections of media are wrongly reporting the date of deadline. … Continue reading Old Rs 500 Notes acceptable till today: Govt

Govt approves Major Port Authorities Bill

Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the Major Port Authorities Bill- 2016 which will replace Major Port Trusts Act- 1963. The Bill seeks to empower major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision making. It will also promote expansion of port infrastructure and facilitate trade and commerce besides infusing professionalism in … Continue reading Govt approves Major Port Authorities Bill

Govt simplify rules of passport issuance services

Government has further simplified services relating to the issuance of passport by making changes in the existing rules. The Process of applying for changes in date of birth in existing passports has been made easy. It has also allowed digitally signed marriage and birth certificates as valid proofs of marriage and birth respectively. As per … Continue reading Govt simplify rules of passport issuance services

Health Ministry asks states to operationalise digital payment in govt hospitals

The Health Ministry has asked states to take steps to operationalise digital payment facilities in government hospitals for patients’ convenience. The Ministry, in an advisory issued today, said it is important that the government health facilities are fully geared up to receive user charges in a digital manner including through mobile transations. The advisory was … Continue reading Health Ministry asks states to operationalise digital payment in govt hospitals

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